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- Rage of Bahamut and Japan’s quest for global gamers
- A tough-luck Japanese auto-parts factory rebounds with an inspiring new side business
- Japanese developer Nijibox continues Southeast Asia push, launches ‘Legend of Fantasia’ on Kotagames
- YouTube opens its third global space for video creators in Tokyo
- Tokyo Otaku Mode raises additional funds from three VC firms
- Japanese designer ditches chopsticks for amazing musical fork
- Japanese manga artist crowdfunds digital exhibition overseas
Fun Apps ¶
- Japanese app ‘Poica’ wants to carry all your point cards (Video)
- A-Team’s ‘Dark Summoner’ tops 5 million downloads worldwide
- Yahoo Japan’s Face Stealer app transforms you into Obama, or anyone else you’d like to be (Video)
- The slick new iPhone app that brings Japanese fashion trends to Asia
- What’s so special about Line? (Video)
Standout Startups ¶
- How a Japanese company lets your phone and home appliances talk to each other
- Lonely on Valentine’s Day? In Japan, you can tweet and get chocolate from this girl
- Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Bouque.me helps Japanese couples finance their wedding
- Meet the Japanese startup aspiring to bring new voices to your games